Since joining MG I have learned just how little I know in regards to recording and DAW’s. I wanted to get some input and see what you guys think is the most cost effective yet decent sounding set-up to get the ball rolling. First let me tell you my thoughts then please feel free to tell me what the hell I should do!. Heads up..I am a complete nuub to DAWs so don’t assume I know jack shit. …we used tape back in the day.
First is the budget for it all. Not much lol…..I already have a decent PC for it and a storage unit (1TB) set aside and I was going to get an Eleven Rack with Pro Tools basic to interface with the PC. Without getting long winded I would prefer to use a direct approach and not mike an amp unless I need that particular sound. I am a gear whore and loves me some tube smoothness but also grew up playing non traditional set ups and have gravitated toward them as they always sound the same and are easier for me to make unique. I have no interest in trying to exactly emulate anything, quite the opposite actually.
So far so good..the package gives me interface between instrument and PC, recording software, guitar and effect emulations. I know I will need a good drum program, powered monitors & vocal mikes, cables etc but for basic instrumental tracks what else am I spacing on??
Suggestions on monitors??
Here is the curve ball….. Line 6 Studio rack. Again without getting into a Line 6 vs Axe Fx vs 11 Rack debate. Line 6 just finally added the SLO sound to the mix and the unit with the floor controller cost about the same as the 11 rack set up without a floor controller. I have loved the SLO sim on some of their other products so this and the foot controller seem like a winner. I have read lots on this unit, including Chris’s sound clips etc……would you guys go 11 rack (which I never hear about on MG but have played and liked) or Line 6? I have liked both so I’m up in the air at this point. I would get Reaper to go with the Line 6 as it doesn’t have Pro Tools with it but am I missing anything else?
New waters for this old tymer, suggestions appreciated.
Sure Dave I'll get right back to ya!